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"If you want to make a diaspora of things, you need to reach to a diaspora of people," GoldLink says. Josh Brasted/Getty Images hide caption

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GoldLink Talks 'Diaspora' And The Global Future Of Music

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Ephraim Bugumba's song "Voices in My Head" was a stand-out entry in this year's Tiny Desk Contest. Nolis Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Processes Pain Through Music: 'It Became Our Safety Place'

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Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. His latest project K.R.I.T. IZ HERE is on our shortlist of the best albums out on July 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 12

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Clockwise from upper left: Joseph, Asia, Bad Heaven Ltd., Strange Ranger, Long Beard Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Joseph, Strange Ranger, Bad Heaven Ltd., Asia, More

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During a civil rights demonstration, folk singer Pete Seeger sings on the steps of the New York State Capitol Building. James Marshall/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The Songs That Define Us, From NPR's 'American Anthem' Series

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Bandits on the Run, composed of members Adrian Enscoe, Sydney Shepherd and Regina Strayhorn, submitted a stand-out video to the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Sophia Schrank/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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These Tiny Desk Contest Entrants Bring Mini-Symphonies To The NYC Subway

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Rapper Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. Their latest project, Bandana is on our short list of the best albums out on June 28. Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 28

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Drag queen and songwriter Trixie Mattel's roséwave playlist includes songs by Dusty Springfield, The Zombies and a handful of musical drag queens. Cyriel Jacobs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Versing, Actionesse, Chong The Nomad, Seattle's Space Needle, doNormaal All photos courtesy of the artists except Seattle's Space Needle: Joel Rogers for Corbis Documentary / Getty Image Plus hide caption

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Why The Seattle Music Scene Is A Glimpse At The Future

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"I am what I talk about in my music. I am Pinay, I'm powerful, I'm fearless, I'm unfiltered," Ruby Ibarra says. Donna Ibarra/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother

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Lil Nas X. His debut EP 7 is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 21. Tanima Mehrotra/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For June 21

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Masayuki Takayanagi on the cover of April is the cruellest month, a blasted 1975 session now available on vinyl for the first time. Tatsuo Minami/Courtesy of Blank Forms Editions hide caption

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